Glendale Animal Welfare & Rescue accepts dogs, cats, rabbits and birds. Its purpose is to provide the community with quality animal welfare and rescue services. Its goal is to rehabilitate every animal that comes into its care so that the animal can become a member of a family.
Glendale Animal Welfare & Rescue is an independent 501c(3) nonprofit dedicated to the overall welfare of mistreated and homeless animals. It provides educational workshops and programs on the ethical treatment of animals. In 2007, the founder and director, Rene Karapedian, successfully lobbied and passed an ordinance to prohibit the purchase of animals from puppy mills within the Glendale city limits, reducing the number of animals that were euthanized due to malnutrition, inbreeding and mistreatment.